It’s August, and that means it’s RENEWAL TIME! We got the renewal letters out to folks this week, so watch your mailbox for updates.
Okay, confession time.
I didn’t know there was a built-in Events Calendar on THIS VERY WEBSITE. You can subscribe to it to add the events that get added to our calendar and they’ll populate right into your own, so you can keep the Dallas Hand Knitters Guild events on time with your agenda, and never miss a meeting. How great is that?!!
As a little teaser, I’ll tell you that you won’t want to miss a meeting this year – our VP-Programs, Vanessa Vyles has lined up some GREAT speakers to talk about everything from Silk to History, even to recycling sweaters and repurposing yarn. Our first meeting will be a program on Entrelac with Lise Wilson, and we’re having Annie Modesitt for a workshop on lace entrelac in September – Make sure you mark your calendars for that, and don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear a nationally-recognized teacher and self-styled “knitting heretic” give her take on basketweave knits!
I’m very excited that we’ll be redeeming our Kickstarter programs with Beth Brown-Reinsel, too – we’re going to be Skype-ing with Beth for three programs about colorwork knitting, so get those fingers ready for a fun challenge! I was so excited that I cast on the VogueKnitting Mobius Cowl from the Spring 2014 Interweave – it’s got color for DAYS! I can’t wait to share my progress with you all at Show and Tell.
But enough about me – our larger community has some cool offerings to share, too:
Guild Extra-curricular activities!
I was notified by Dale Jenssen of an opportunity to enter your handknits in a juried show in San Antonio, for Cash Prizes!
40th Annual San Antonio Fiber Art Show
DEADLINE : October 13, 2014
Open to all Texas artists working in a fiber medium, or employing fiber techniques. Juror: Barbara Schneider. Nov 21-Dec 17, 2014. Sponsored by the Fiber Artists of San Antonio.
For one fee ($30/$35), can enter up to four pieces. Cash awards.
I have copies of the entry form, so if you’re interested in entering, let me know! I’ll also have some forms printed for pick up at the September meeting.
Crochet Texas is hosting a Yarn-Bombing at the Scottish Rite, and they need your help!
We have approval to yarn bomb the Scottish Rite Hospital on I Love Yarn Day in October. Our guild has decided to bomb the lobby with baby blankets. Afterward the blankets will be sold at their November Craft Fair. All the proceeds will go to help the hospital. If you are interested in adding to our yarn bombing event we will be accepting donations of baby blankets. There are a few qualifications for donating the blankets. ** Please note that all blankets and display items will be indoors, there is no risk of them being ruined in foul weather **
1. Must be new
2. Fibers like acrylic, cotton, bamboo or plant based are recommended. We tend to stay away from wools and mohair for ease washing and allergic sensitivity
3. Any baby blanket size 30″ minimum to 40″ maximum
4. Any shape
5. Any color
6. Can be crocheted, knitted, fleece with crocheted/knitted edge
You may drop them off at Saint Thomas Church:
The Church of St. Thomas the Apostle
6525 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75209
August 16, 11-1pmSeptember 6, 11-1 pm
September 20, 11-1pm
October 4, 11-1pm
Also if you are unable to drop off at these times let us know and we will try and make other arrangements.
crochettexas [at] gmail [dot] com
As always, if you have any questions or would like to draw attention to fiber-crafting events, please let me know!